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WINDSOR & OXFORD

Guided day tour from Cambridge

Adult £69.00/Student £64.00/Child £59.00

Maximum 16 passengers

Visit the ancient home of British royalty, a stunning medieval castle, and one of the world's most prestigious university cities. On this tour we frequently see The Queen!

                       

Windsor is an elegant town located on the River Thames upstream from London. Windsor Castle is an official residence of The Queen and her preferred weekend escape from Buckingham Palace in London. The castle acts more like a royal palace used for banquets and ceremonies especially when The Queen welcomes other Heads of State to Britain. It is also the home to St.George's Chapel which houses the tombs of ten of the most recent British kings and queens.                        

               

Oxford (the 'other place' according to Cambridge folk!) is famous worldwide for education. Like Cambridge, Oxford and its university have greatly influenced the country's history so no trip to Britain is complete without a peek at the 'dreaming spires' that dominate the city skyline and the fabulous college buildings that line the city streets below.

NEXT TOUR DATE: 21st July 2019

 

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PLAN FOR THE DAY

 

0800 Depart from central Cambridge for the short journey to the west of the capital to Windsor.

 

0930 On arrival, join your guide on a walking tour to discover the secrets of this fascinating town. First, we get a brief glimpse of Eton from the banks of the River Thames. Eton is a one-street town, famous for its private school Eton College where Princes William and Harry studied. Then we head uphill through Windsor town centre and into Windsor Great Park for great views of the Castle.

 

1100 You will then have free time to explore the castle. Take the Castle's audio guide to enhance your visit. Or, cross the river to sample high society in Eton.

 

1330 We depart from Windsor for the journey to Oxford. Passengers are welcome to bring food and drink on the bus as we travel into the heart of south England. 

 

1430 On arrival in Oxford, your guide will explain a little about the city on a bus tour into the heart of the city. Stay onboard to be dropped outside Christ Church College where Harry Potter was filmed. Alternatively, choose to get out at the fabulous Ashmolean Museum, enter a different college, visit one of the city's many other museums, the Botanic Gardens, or perhaps go punting on the river.

               

1630 Join your guide for a 75-minute walking tour of the University district and its elegant buildings.  

 

1800 We depart from Oxford for the journey back home.

 

2000 Arrive back in Cambridge.

INCLUDED

 

  • Expert guidance from a passionate, experienced driver-guide
  • Return travel from your chosen departure point in Cambridge
  • Walking tour of Windsor
  • Free time to enter Windsor Castle and to explore with the complimentary audio-guide
  • Walking tour of Oxford 
  • Free time in the city to explore independently - we will give you a map and our recommendations

NOT INCLUDED

 

  • Meals - You are more than welcome to bring food and drink to eat on the bus as we travel between destinations.
  • Entry fees to attractions (unless stated)

DEPARTURE POINTS

 

All Windsor & Oxford tours depart from the main entrance to Parkside Swimming Pool on Gonville Place at 8am. We return here at 8pm. Departure times and return times for all other departure points will vary - please check your e-ticket for the correct departure time.

 

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